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Southern California Genealogical Society: Official Web Site

Library Services / Library Collection

Our FREE online Webinar
remains the main stay of cutting edge information for our genealogy
community. We have an
excellent Research Team
available to assist you with your research and our
SCGS Interest Groups (Ethnic,
Computer Software, Writer’s Group, and DNA) have all organized online meetings
for the month of June and beyond, as needed.


Saturday, July 11 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben PhD, MA

From 1pm – 2pm
“Doing Family History to Heal Family

Present on Behalf of Family Past”

We love our dead! But would we have loved them as much if we had known them? What
behaviors, health conditions, and more affected our ancestors, their treatment
of others, and their lifestyles. Here we look at how these elements (primarily
negative) from the past become part of the present and may continue to be passed
along as a legacy. Learning about our ancestors can help heal relationships in
our lives today. This presentation promises an uplifting approach to the healing
of relationships.

From 2pm – 3pm

“On the Contrary, Dead Men (and Women) DO Tell Tales!

The old adage, “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” is proven wrong in this presentation,
designed to make folks smile. While getting information from living sources is
always encouraged, most of us know that the data we’re given may be flawed by
personal prejudice, embarrassment, a desire to look good, or poor memory. Examples
will include the original tales, as shared by ancestors long gone, and the truth
that solid research has uncovered. The humor comes in the comparisons of legend
to reality, along with some speculation as to why the truth was not included in
the original tales. As time allows, audience members may be encouraged to share
some of their similar examples.

Jean Wilcox Hibben is a national speaker and author. She is the current
staff trainer for the Corona, CA Family History Center, has worked on background
research for two genealogy television programs, and hosts podcasts with Gena Philibert-Ortega,
( With over 40 years of research experience, she is
the current President of APG the So. Cal. Chapter, and President of the Corona
Gen. Society. Her website:

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FREE to the public. The library will not be open for research.


Wednesday, July 15 at 6pm (PST)

to Gregorian: When and How our Calendar Changed

by Seema Kenney

Dates are very important to genealogists but how well do you understand the relationship
between the dates recorded and the calendar in use at the time? The switch from
the Julian to the Gregorian calendar started in 1582, but lasted into the 20th
century. Understanding the adoption process may impact your 18th to 20th century

A wife, mother of 3, and entrepreneur, Seema Kenney is an experienced software
instructor and a professional genealogist. Based on over 20 years of research,
her known roots are deep in New England as well as England, Germany, and Sweden.
She has a certificate in Genealogical Research from BU, completed ProGen and is
an active member of several societies. Seema is also certified as a Guided Autobiography
Consultant and a Legacy Planner.

excited to announce that our 2021 Jamboree will be virtual. We are excited to
create something educational, informative, and fun and to provide an venue for
Jamboree that anyone can attend! A virtual conference will also allow many who
have not been able to make the trip to California to attend Jamboree for the first
time. Be sure to check back often for more details on this new online adventure.


Saturday, August 1 at 10am (PST)

Baiting and Cousin Stalking

by Christine Cohen

We will discuss the many ways to reach out to distant living cousins to help you
expand your pedigree chart forward in time. You may find family treasures, photos,
DNA test takers and information that will break down a brick wall. We will explore
online trees, lineage societies, online cemetery indexes, obituaries in newspapers,
living people finder websites and social media.

Christine Cohen is a 17-year member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society
(WAGS), and currently is the President of WAGS. In addition to her involvement
with WAGS, She is a member of the El Redondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution and the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames.


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